COPA Lagos 2017, the annual beach soccer tournament organised by Kinetic Sports has unveiled a list of the female celebrities that will be participating in this edition of the tournament which is set to kick off on December 9.
This year, aside the regular beach soccer tournament, male celebrity match, fashion show, music event, elaborate closing ceremony and after-party - COPA Lagos will for the first time in seven years have a female celebrity match.
The official list of the female celebrities that will be participating at COPA Lagos 2017 include; Bolanle Olukanni, Wofai (Fada), Sharon Oja, Kaylah Oniwo, Beverly Osu, Ann Agumanu and Destiny Amaka,
In the past events, the ladies have only come to the arena as spectators and guest, this time we watch the battle it out in the sand.
They will hit the sand running with their beach soccer skills - which will be an interesting watch.
Asides the uniqueness of the Female Celebrity Match, COPA Lagos is deliberate in its key messaging that emphasises the all-inclusive nature of the tournament.
Last year, male celebrities at COPA Lagos were pitched against each other in two teams - Team D'banj and Team Victor Ikpeba. Team D'banj comprised the likes of Peter Okoye of P-Square, Samson Adamu - CEO of Kinetic Sports, organisers of the event, and Beat FM On-Air-Personality - Jimi. While Victor Ikpeba's team had other ex-Nigerian internationals such as Aloy Agu in goal, Waidi Akanni, Victor Agali, Mutiu Adepoju, Ifeanyi Udeze and Frank Edoho - former host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
The ex-internationals dominated the match - small wonder they won by a 2 - 1 scoreline